A Stone From the Stream

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Here is a short myth set in an ancient Japan that never was (but could have been), with monks that never were (but might have been), and journeys toward enlightenment (which may yet be). Here you will find monks and shrines; love and enlightenment; and no few stones, streams, and sutras.

Perhaps, somewhere in the midst of all this, you will also find tranquility. More
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Published: Aug. 02, 2012
Words: 2,220
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476000770
About Peter A. Smalley

Peter A. Smalley is a lifelong reader, an avid vocalist and actor, a dedicated scientist and a writer with a wide variety of themes and genres. Though his earliest literary work - as yet unpublished - dates back to second grade, he has recently ventured into ebooks as a way to break out of the traditional "publisher pipeline." Despite losing the marketing power of Big Publishing, he strongly believes that he can deliver better product to his readers at both a fraction of the normal cover price and a higher return on his creative efforts. If you want to support a talented new Indie writer with far more ideas than time to write them down, look no farther!

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Review by: norainwonderland on Dec. 20, 2013 : star star star
Interesting
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Review by: Charles Kravetz on Aug. 06, 2013 : star star star star star
This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

A fisherman, a farmer, a monk, and a mysterious guest all have one thing in common.

This is the story of tranquility and life. It allows the reader to contemplate where they are headed, and gives a bit of gentle guidance.

I like the way the author has written this story. It is both a mystery and and a fantasy. It is quite short, and could be read on the bus or train ride to and from work. While at first glance it may seem to simple to be a story, it stirs the readers imagination and provokes a bit of thought. My only fault with this story is that I did not find it sooner.

The author hoped to provide the reader with tranquility. I think he fulfilled the goal readily.

I can recommend this story to anyone that is looking for something in life. It will help provide that missing element of calming influence for many of us. This is not a religious story, as I first thought. It is, for me, a story of how to live your life in peace. I have read other of Peter Smalley's books, and will be grabbing more in the future. This author makes me think about his stories, more than most. I think that is his intent, too.
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Review by: Jenny Beet on Aug. 03, 2012 : star star star star star
A beautifully told tale which leaves the reader with something special to contemplate.
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Review by: Claire Tramontaine on Aug. 02, 2012 : star star star star
Great read! The tone was very soothing and fit the story perfectly. I wish it had been longer. :)
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